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Poems of James Maidment

 Collection — Volume: 1
Call Number: MS E260


Album: collection of 30 manuscripts and printed poems: political satires, drinking songs, etc. Most appear to be separately produced contemporary copies or originals, bound in or tipped in. Places: England and Scotland.


  • Composed: between 1600? to 1808


Language of Materials

English and Latin

Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions

Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.

Biography of James Maidment

James Maidment, 1795?-1879, was a Scottish lawyer and genealogist, as well as an antiquarian, collector, and publisher, and a friend of Sir Walter Scott's. According to the bookdealer, this vol. was no 690 in Maidment's 1880 sale, probably consisting of items collected and annotated by him.


1 volume (30 items) : Almost every item is in a different hand. Probably most are contemporary copies, and not in the hands of the several authors. Title page reads, "A Collection of Poems." The title on the spine is "Miscella. Poetical Pieces".Album paper is coarse, light brown, with small watermark "GR" [?]

Scope and Contents

The items appear to be arranged roughly chronologically, except item 23. Written: 16-- to 18-- [i.e. originals or contemporary copies]. Exception (item 23): Germany, 1562.

Physical Location

MS E260

Other Finding Aids

For a detailed description:

Custodial History

1. Armorial bookplate. Arms: apparently of Maidman (Portsea, Southampton). Arms: On a chevron between 3 doves, 3 laurel slips. Crest: clothed arm grasping dove. No text. Plate mutilated by previous attempts to remove: wants right and lower margins. Thin paper.

2. Pencilled scrawl on album-leaf pasted to front free endpaper: "[undeciphered name], West Street, Bridport".

Preferred Citation

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Pickering and Chatto. 1991.

Guide to the Maidment Collection
Poems of James Maidment
Finding aid prepared by alh, January 29, 1991. Finding aid encoded by mg, 2005
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Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
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Preferred citation
Maidment Collection, Department of Special Collections, MS E260, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

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